They had me at Zurheide

We were walking into the parking lot and a few people were blocking our car. It was a young couple and an older couple standing next to a 1995 Buick Sable. On the ground was a cardboard box filled with things wrapped in newspaper. The older woman, was doing all the talking explaining to the young couple the things in the box.

As she unwrapped the packages there were cool whip containers, mason jars, tomatoes, cucumbers and an old Zurheide Ice Cream bucket full of ruby-red raspberries. At the very bottom of the box was a fresh-baked black berry and peach pie. “I washed the raspberries after I picked them this morning, they should last for a week,” she said. “It has been a great season, lots of rain, I have been canning all week.” The older couple was proud of their harvest and more happy to share it  DSCN0088_0102_1with their children.

We turned to each with tears in our eyes. As we got into our car we remembered the years Mom and Dad would insist that we meet to share their fall harvest. They would bring us an identical cardboard box, Zurheide Ice Cream bucket complete with fruit, vegetables and pie. It is a memory that froze in time in our minds. The coincidence of the situation is a shadow of our past and will be in our heart forever.

Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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